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“If you like whales, dolphins, and sharks....”
Review of Salt Cay Divers

Salt Cay Divers
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“If you like whales, dolphins, and sharks....”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

.....then I recommend taking a week to dive and swim with the humpbacks on Salt Cay. If you're more at home at all-inclusive resorts, you can take a day trip from Provo to see the whales. But if you travel to small islands off the beaten track, you prefer a hammock to a club, you like to enjoy bright blue water without a crowd- this is where you want to spend your time while in Turks and Caicos. The staff was friendly and helpful, the diving was great, and the whales were spectacular.

Visited March 2013
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splash004, Owner at Salt Cay Divers, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thanks so very much for your kind review. I know you had a "life changing" adventure to be so close to our Dolphins and Whales. Sure hope to see you with us next season.. Debbie
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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
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“Good Diving. Nice vibe. An island apart.”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Salt Cay is a place you come to to get away from the hustle-bustle of the world. And to dive. And for Debbie's delicious meals! And diving! It is a quiet island which you can meander around on bike or golf-cart. There's a gorgeous raw beach ideal for a picnic and also a fantastic point at the tip of the island where the waves frolic majestically collide. We loved spending a couple of hours there... in between dives:)

And the whales can be seen from Debbie's waterside resto. We knocked off a few days of scuba diving with an extremely amicable crew. Absolutely loved the proximity to our dive locations as it allowed us to spend our time between dives on the island.

This is an island to get away from the chaos of the world...and dive! Turtles, Nurse Sharks, giant crabs, and if you're lucky, a whale... we didn't get our whale this time...but maybe next time! Just a great diver's vibe!

Visited January 2013
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splash004, Owner at Salt Cay Divers, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Roberto, thanks so much for your kind review. We loved meeting you and hope you come to see us again. We had a spectacular season with lots of in-water Humpback whale encounters. Sorry your one trip was not as successful but happy you got in some great dives with dolphins! Come mid Feb as there are lots of opportunities then.
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“can´t go wrong with Salt Cay Divers”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

My girlfriend and I booked a whale watching trip with SCdivers and it sure was worth the while.
We got picked up in at the local airstrip by Debbie who was waiting for us, and she tooks us to dock where the boat was ready.
After about 1 1/2 hour on the boat searching for whales, we came upon a mother and her calf plus a male escort. We also had the opportunity to snorkel with the whales and snap some pretty cool pictures.
After the boat trip, it was time to relax in the local restaurant/beach bar with some nice lunch.
The overall atmosphere was very relaxed and very friendly. The service was excellent and if I ever came back to Turks & Caios I would book a trip to Salt Cay and go on a whale watching trip with Debbie and her partners.

Visited March 2013
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splash004, Owner at Salt Cay Divers, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thanks so very much for your review. We had an excellent whale season and fantatic whale researchy regarding snorkelers in the water with humpback whales. So happy you both were able to experience this thrill of a lifetime. Hope you come back to Salt Cay Divers for further adventures. Debbie
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Oshkosh
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“Not a fluke 2013”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We will never forget our swimming encounters with the whales... nine times swimming with the whales over three days. We have continued to show the video footage of our soft encounters to everyone we talk to. Salt Cay is truly an amazing place to visit and we will always be grateful. Debbie was wonderful to work with as was all of her staff. We enjoyed the remote island experience complete with donkeys and cows wandering down the roads. Our diving experiences were fantastic in the clear waters close to the shore. There was not one thing we would change.. and we will definitely be back. Grateful for every minute we were there. Thank you!!!

Visited March 2013
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splash004, Owner at Salt Cay Divers, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thanks so very much for sharing your valuable vacation time with us and our Humpback whales. The whales are an experience of a lifetime and so happy you were able to get in the water with them. Can't wait for you to come back.
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Cape Cod
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“Weather, Whales, and Diving”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

I felt I had to respond to the 2 recent less than stellar reviews of Salt Cay Divers. I have been coming to Salt Cay for five years and enjoyed my visits so much that I built a house here. The weather in the Carribean in winter can be wonderful or not. Northers can blow in and affect the seas from time to time. In fact, Undercurrent recently published an article concerning diving and weather issues in the Carribean in winter. Mother Nature cannot be controlled.

I am surprised that people in Provo told guests that March was not a good time to see the whales; in fact it is an excellent time and this year has been especially fruitful. That being said, whale watching and encounters are not a given. It is like fishing. Some days you have wonderful luck and other days you don't.

I hope you will give Salt Cay Divers another chance as they are trying to do the best they can with matters that can be out of their control, like the weather.

Visited March 2013
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splash004, Owner at Salt Cay Divers, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thanks so very much for comfirming that whales are truly here in March and that it is nature in its finest hour. We have had another 6 full days of in-water enclunter so far this month and then today, even though the weathr is wild, we saw three huge breeches from Coral Reef cafe. On land and sea, we still are seeing plenty of whales
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